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Nature Environmental Conservation & Protection

Great Bear Wild

Dispatches from a Northern Rainforest

by (author) Ian McAllister

foreword by Robert Kennedy Jr.

Publisher
Greystone Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2014
Category
Environmental Conservation & Protection, Plants & Animals, General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781771640459
    Publish Date
    Sep 2014
    List Price
    $50.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781771640466
    Publish Date
    Feb 2015
    List Price
    $45.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781771642071
    Publish Date
    Mar 2016
    List Price
    $29.95

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Ian McAllister, conservationist, photographer, and longtime Great Bear Rainforest resident, takes us on a deeply personal journey from the headwaters of the region’s unexplored river valleys down to the hidden depths of the offshore world. Globally renowned for its astonishing biodiversity, the Great Bear Rainforest is also one of the most endangered landscapes on the planet, where First Nations people fight for their way of life as massive energy projects threaten entire ecosystems.

In a not-so unusual day, McAllister quietly observes 27 bears fishing for salmon, three of which are the famed pure white spirit bear. This stunning collection of photographs and personal narrative is the product of twenty-five years of McAllister’s research, exploration, and campaigning for the spectacular area he calls home.

About the authors

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Ian McAllister is a co-founder of the wildlife conservation organization Pacific Wild. He is an award-winning photographer and author of The Great Bear Rainforest, and his images have appeared in publications around the world. He has been honoured by the Globe & Mail as one of 133 highly accomplished Canadians, and he and his wife, Karen McAllister, were named by Time magazine one of the ""Leaders of the 21st Century"" for their efforts to protect British Columbia's endangered rainforest. He is a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers and has won the North America Nature Photography Association's Vision Award and the Rainforest Action Network's Rainforest Hero award. He lives with his family on an island in the heart of The Great Bear Rainforest.

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Ian McAllister's profile page

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. serves as Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and was named one of Time magazine's ""Heroes for the Planet"" for his work in the fight to restore the Hudson River. Kennedy has worked on environmental issues across the Americas and has assisted several indigenous tribes in Latin America and Canada in successfully negotiating treaties protecting traditional homelands. His published books include Crimes Against Nature (2004), The Riverkeepers (1997) and his articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The Nation, Outside Magazine, The Village Voice, and many other publications."

Robert Kennedy Jr.'s profile page

Editorial Reviews

"McAllister's breathtaking photographs from months spent deep in the Great Bear Rainforest give unprecedented access to one of the planet's wildest, most remote places." — Paul Nicklen, National Geographic photographer

"Through breathtaking photographs and moving prose, McAllister's Great Bear Wild presents a compelling case for the urgent need to protect, in perpetuity, one of the most magnificent ecosystems on the planet—the increasingly threatened Great Bear Rainforest." —Dr. Jane Goodall, UN Messenger of Peace

"Great Bear Wild is an urgent, eloquent call-to-arms from the heart of the BC coast that pays tribute to the staggering beauty and diversity of this unique region." —John Vaillant

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